Labov and Goodwin's narrative categories

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Abstract
Signals the story is about to begin and draws attention from the listener. Usually takes the form of the linguistic form of a short summarising statement, prior to the start of the narrative
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Orientation
Helps the listener to identify the context of the story - linguistic form here is recognised through the use of continuous verbs
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Complicating Action
The core narrative - linguistic form here is recognised by the temporary ordered narrative clauses with a verb in the simple past/present
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Resolution
Summarises the final key event of the narrative - generally recognised through the final of the narrative clauses began earlier
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Evaluation
Functions to make the point of the story clear. Not part of the sequenced structure - can occur at point in the structure
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Coda
Signals the story has ended, and brings the listener back to the point which they entered the narrative
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Labov's structure would be used in...
a monologe type speech
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Story Preface
Signal that a speaker wants to tell the story, and an invitation for others to show interest
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Story Solicit
Response from someone else that they want to listen to the story
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Preliminary to the story
Background information - CONTEXT
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Story action
Main body of the narrative
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Story climax
The conclusion of the narrative
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Story appreciation
Signals from the audience that communicate their response to the story
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Parenthesis
More Background info - can appear anywhere in the story to add more detail, clarify or make it more vivid
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Orientation

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Helps the listener to identify the context of the story - linguistic form here is recognised through the use of continuous verbs

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Complicating Action

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Resolution

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Evaluation

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